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Apr 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. because of this reform, a situation like this will not happen and the united states of america and that will start this year. [applause] we are inspired by stories like yours. [applause] starting this year, all new insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care and starting this year, this may interest some of you, if you are a young person who does not have insurance or does not have a job that offers insurance, you are going to be able to stay on your parents' insurance policy until you are 26 years old. [applause] starting this year. [applause] >> thank you. >> you are welcome. [applause] >> this year, seniors will fall -- seniors who fall into the donut hole will receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that is just the first that because we will be closing that gap completely. [applause] >> i want seniors to know that despite some of the stuff that has been set out there, these reforms to not cut into your guaranteed benefits. they eliminate deductibles and co-payments for preventive care like checkups and mammograms. you will be getting those for free now. [a
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
prices will triple in america. that is that the action we want to take to rejuvenate our economy. what can we do to preserve jobs in the u.s. and in indiana? i believe you do it through tax cuts. we are losing jobs to mexico. we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. why don't we incentivize businesses to grow in our great state? let's not penalize them for sending jobs elsewhere. >> i agree with that. while trade agreements must be fair and must scrutinize them carefully, it is important as a nation that the u.s. be able to export to other countries. in the and that derives a great number of jobs from the export of goods. we have to be careful not to cut off our nose to spite our face. we need to provide the basis for jobs to be preserved in america. the incentives through lower regulations -- this administration is imposing taxes on small business, in opposing that on indiana is costing us all lot of money -- imposing that on indiana is costing us. >> benjamin franklin said no country was ever destroyed from free trade. what we have done with nafta has been one part
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 10:00am EDT
cable satellite corp. 2010] . . >> this week on america and the courts, in court on a hypothetical case on whether someone can be denied a vexing. -- a vaccine. america and the courts today at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. c-span -- >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online and you can also connect with those on twitter, facebook, and youtube, and son of for schedule e-mails at c-span.org. >> president obama, a bill into law that makes changes to the recently passed health care bill and allows government to extend recommending to college students, eliminating the role of commercial banks. we begin with comments by jill biden, the wife of vice president joe biden. this is about 35 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states, accompanied by a doctor jill -- accompanied by dr. jill biden. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. and thank you for being here today. i'm jill biden and i am honored to be a community college instructor. [applause] i have been a teacher for almost three decades and a community co
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 9:00pm EDT
basically only to other institutions in america -- the international institute of health in the national science foundation, where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. we believe -- we bring the best and brightest in various fields to assess projects or grants of one kind or another. so when you ask about goals one is to preserve the institution as it has come into being. it has developed a wonderful track record. beyond that, there are challenges of the time. i have made to initiatives that are not exactly goals, but there is a thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i call putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people and what it is that makes people differentiated. we are a society that has a wondrous national culture but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. we are looking at a world in which there are huge numbers of cultures, some widely disparate. most of these large cultures have many subcultures. so one of the great questions is -- can we understand better? one might say, does that matter? i
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
america to seek their fortunes. from the industrial revolution to the great depression, the united states has had their share of ups and downs. whether she is experiencing a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land were opportunity is abundant. >> we really kind of stumbled into it. when i was in high school, my business partner was a junior. we were in a band and we wanted to make our own band shirts, but we did not want to pay anyone to do it. he bought some supplies and we'd made to our own frame, are less green at of just would that be cut. we stressed the mesh over it and did everything very primitive glee. -- primitive. we started printing for some other bands. we started doing some stuff with schools just for fun. we ask my dad for a mini loan and he gave it to us. >> i decided to open a gourmet pasta company because it has been in my family for three generations. we are third-generation. it has been in our family since 1926 someone to carry on the tradition. >> i found something for me to retire to. i have business experience, there was this choice for me to
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 9:00pm EDT
others, and that is okay, too. it is just living in america. >> partly because i am a journalist. i am here to interpret and analyze and tell you what the facts are, not to tell you what i think you should do. there is plenty of that and you did not need me to do it. >> bowhead. >> i was just going to say it -- to go ahead. -- >> go-ah ahead. >> i was just going to say on almost every issue we are disproportionate -- disproportionately represented on almost every thing. the community has acted to bring others into the consciousness. i agree with dr. lomax. if these things that the president and congress are proposing are enacted, then it does, in fact, benefit to the entire community, but certainly it benefits the african-american community. >> i want to step in and throw a slightly different dimension into this conversation. just a few months ago, leading civil and laborites organizations, among them the naacp criticized national -- criticized prison of, for not putting an employment and joblessness at the top of the -- crescent -- criticized president obama for not putting in empl
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 2:00am EDT
both out of country like ours, or demestist ones? and what should america's government's relationship be to that country? we don't give foreign assistance to other countries for direct budget support. now that makes a lot of sense. when you first hear it, it makes enormous sense because we want to achieve certain specific examples -- excuse me, objectives -- and we sure as heck don't want to fund infective government. . experience as a physician with the health care system. if the end of this is, if the definition of success is they have their own health system and works as well as anybody could, given that amount of money, how or going to relate it to the government and how will the u.s. assistance program relate to the ngo program? to the ngo program? if you read the ghi report, there is a good description of what they did in bangladesh. you need to really work through this, i think. >> if i could ask a couple of things before we wrap up. africa has your doctors, fewer trained medical personnel than any other region and apparently continues to lose many of those who are trained to e
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
anthem. >> please be seated. i think you to the united states air force band mid- america from scott air force base in illinois, and to our neighbors and friends from tinker, illinois, for hosting our friends and guests. our city has certainly change in attitude and appearance. and during the last 15 years we have worked together with common resolve to defeat evil attack against us. we constructed this beautiful memorial and the compelling newseum to the ground of the attack. the rebuild heavily damaged box around the site. today, we continue our work building and even greater oklahoma city. now please welcome the mayor of oklahoma city, the cornet -- mick cornett. [applause] >> as john mentioned, april 19, 1995 began much like today. the temperature was seasonal, the sun came out, and then our lives were changed forever. ultimately, each of us, individually and collectively, have been faced with choices, the choice is between strength and the uncertainty, the choices of optimism and pessimism, the choice is between freedom and fear, choice is between moving forward and falling back. and
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
that any america first. to my independent brother from florida, right on, man. we need to get rid of these two parties. they need to be put out of office. we need to bring into a third party, and not fall for this tea party garbage, either. these two big parties do it every time they are not in office. we tried to be the independent, liberals, conservatives buddies. they're not our friends. they are our enemies that keep oppressing us. host: that will be the last voice this morning. in the stern, who for many years has been the president of the -- he has announced he will leave that position. on a personal side, he is turning 60. the personal aspect is much involved in his decision to leave. that is it for our thursday morning. we go to the house of representatives for today's live coverage. gues. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend clyde miles, lighthouse reform church, howard, pennsylvania. the chaplain: o lord, who call this nation into being, to the lives and sacrifice of those whose hearts are state upon you. they conduct the work
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
-term and to reform our tax system to help america be fully competitive in this new world that we confront. with that, i just want to again conclude by thanking al and thank you were setting the right tone. you know, we've been handed a very serious responsibility. i hope history will write that we were equal to this challenge and that we produce a result that was critically important for this country. >> i've been asked by many about my participation in this group and a sight to most this could easily fall into the category that it goes unpunished. whereat about a $33 billion company, 120,000 employees with about half of those sales enough of those employees outside the u.s. so i travel a lot and i go to a lot of converging regions. one of the things i wish that there is a strong hunger to make a difference, to work hard, to create the conditions for growth and to be especially competitive with developed economies. we face a tough problem as we all say today and i think it's important to recognize that it's one that does affect our global competitiveness. and while another studen
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:30am EDT
nuclear weapons gunman -- nuclear weapons? what will happen to the status of america in the middle east if they have repeatedly said they will not allow iran to get nuclear weapons capability if they actually do get it? what happens then? >> i personally do not think economic and financial sanctions are going to be effective in deterring iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon route, and i also do not think diplomatic pressure will succeed. these measures might feel a thing is, but they will not necessarily change the -- might delay things, but they will not necessarily change things. my assessment is that iran wants a nuclear weapon for this regime wants a nuclear weapon, because they see it will guarantee the islamic republic and the kudos of having provided iran with the nuclear weapon. i also think iran sees a nuclear weapons in the way north korea sees it, which is a way of deterring the bullying of the world community and in particular the united states, so the more pressure iran finds itself under from the united states there is a grave danger it will only reinforce its determin
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
discuss what i believe is america's single most pressing challenge. putting our fiscal house in order. america's accumulation of debt is a common danger and one that ought to engage the best efforts of liberals and queverts -- conservatives alike. because while all of us here have our own view of the prop proper role of government, facts do not have ideal zpwi. to a government that does nothing that pay for entitlement and interest to our creditors and an end to american leadership in the world. then -- on their book on the american crisis, they tell us that public debt exceeding 90% of g.t.p. is often a tipping point into a wrenching crisis, a point we are on pace to reach too soon. we only have to look at greece to see where the path we're on leads. we're here because we are committed to changing that course. getting america out of debt isn't the work of one president or one kong or one bill, or perhaps in this case, one decade. but i believe our work in kong must be about breaking a long pattern of fiscal irresponsibility and easy decisions. and putting america make on a more susta
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 12:00am EDT
march on washington, police dogs, and fire hoses. the harsh realities of being black in america were impossible to avoid. i came of age with the assassination of martin luther king. i got called nigger and i listen to white man called my mother girl. i sat in the back of the bus, attended a segregated school, i have in the, drank from, and relieve myself at the facilities reserved for people like me. and i suffered all of the psychological, if not physical, damage attendant on those experiences. from that perspective, my life is so much better, and the u.s. is a much better place. but, you know, my life is not the whole story. and i see that daily in the works that i used to provide educational opportunities for all children, especially low- income kids of color who have such a particularly difficult time breaking the cycle of under education and poverty that have haunted and help their families captive for generations after generation. today, these kids' lives looked little different from the lives of children half a century ago and more. they live under a cycle of poverty that the
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 9:00pm EDT
causes problems for america's foreign policy. . . >> it doesn't matter who is the president now. the interest of the united states and the challenges we face are sufficiently different from other countries that nobody is going to be popular in all these decisions. but i think we have to recognize is, we don't want to politicize our work, but we wanted to be reinforcing of the best of america. this is not complicated. when people think you care whether their kids live or die, they like you pretty well. they cut you a lot of slack. you can disagree with them on a lot of things. this is not complicated. i believe that we don't want to overly politicize what we do. the best thing we can do for america is to do a good job of these things that we do and avoid causing some real conflict with current american policy by going somewhere are doing something with someone that would trigger that conflict. >> mr. gates? >> president clinton mentioned his personal situation. my personal experience is that if you are rich enough, there will be some resentment, no matter what. [laughter] the u.s. is
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
suppliers, and these are all jobs helping america build batteries that will power cleaner cars and trucks. throughout the country we are already seeing an incredible transformation. before the recovery act, before i took office, we had the capacity to make less than 2 every of the world's lithium ion batteries. less than 2 bever. -- 2 every. we're going to be able to make 40 every of the advanced batteries right here in the united states of america. right here. [applause] so you can say one thing you are helping doing is catalyzing a new industry where the united states can help gain market share across the globe. that's the strategy we need. helping the private sector thrive in new industries, the industry of the future. now, this has been a harrowing time for our country. it is easy to grow cynical and think america's best days are behind us, especially after such a terrible crisis. and we have seen folks in washington trying to play both sides of this. and that's how it works in washington. but i think it is important to remember the failed economic polings that got us into this
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 12:30am EDT
. america and on nutrition and providing cataract operations, a problem impacting the workforce in peru. we have done to 50,000 cataract services in peru. as a global initiative every year we try to raise health care money. we have raised $6.5 million to help improve access and child nutrition. in haiti, paul farmer at the un is going to try to do for haiti what we did in rwanda, build a whole system that the government can run. it is against this background that i want to say the following thing. i strongly support the global health initiative. and it is closely related to food security. i think the two things should be possible, supported hand in hand. i think the bill is well conceived. it focuses on developing systems in the 20 countries. it is the next logical step after what we have been doing. it focuses on reducing infectious diseases, increasing access to safe drinking water. it is user friendly. they want to have one place to treat everyone. this is a horrible struggle in many countries. there is an enormous emphasis on newborn and child health -- what they call a new bus
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
] >> god bless america. god bless america god bless america >> do you realize that if you took that lettuce and tried it and smoked it, you would end up with similar problems. ♪ if you are smoking tobacco -- you could try it with the made those -- with tomatoes >> you can warn me all you want. you will not stop my leafy green fetish >> it is not the nicotine that kills, it is the smoke. it is respiratory disease. it is the smoke. it's the inhalation >> it is the smoke. it's the smoke >> the more problems we come across, the more problems we see. ♪ some companies -- >> [unintelligible] >> don't you know that this was for me? >> i carry a walking stick. >> am i crazy? am i tripping? don't stop, real talk we are going to take it to the chart. >> bring on the smoking. >> we have some breaking news. let's go to traci bird. she's got all the news >> actually -- >> i do not know what is going on. let's go to nicole. >> me? ♪ trying to get a hold of this myself. >> this is breaking news, guys. i do not have it. i will have to send it back to you. >> this is a fascinating story. we're
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
budget does not go far enough in terms of investing in america. i would go a lot further. i will offer amendments to do just that. i will tell you where we begin to get some of that money. i find it wrong that to have a situation where warren buffett, who has been before this committee, and he tells us that he pays a lower effective tax rate than does his secretary. this is the third richest guy in the world, $40 billion. does that make any sense at all? we have a situation where last year, exxonmobil, the most profitable corporation in the history of the world, not only did not pay any federal income taxes but actually received a text on last year in part by setting up tax shelters in the cayman islands and i recall that chart you have of the thousands of companies that are crowded in one building there. when you talk about investing in america, i think that is a good place to get the money. >>>none of my republican colleas are here but i find it amusing to say the least that without exception, they tell us how serious the deficit situation is. i agree with that. they have voted to re
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
what we're going to do we're going to continue to focus on bringing jobs back to america and to our people. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, i would say this. always the gentleman likes to talk about the prior administration, and i would just like to point out that during the prior administration, the last two years of that, his party was in control of congress and certainly if we look at the numbers, did contribute to some of the problem that -- mr. hoyer: would the gentleman yield on that issue? mr. cantor: i'm not ready to yield yet, madam speaker. i would say there's plenty of blame to go around. but what we're trying to do is learn from mistakes that have taken place and go forward in a constructive manner. it's my sense that this nation is at a crossroads. we have serious challenges facing this country and last thursday was congress' deadline for passing a budget. and it is my strong belief that we must act and the gentleman indicates that we are going to act, but because of the critical nature of the challenges that we face, madam speaker, i bel
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 10:00am EDT
the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. kosmas: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kosmas: it is my distinct honor and privilege to recognize on the floor of the united states house of representatives dr. pamela carbonier for her extensive community spirit and volunteerism. she has dedicated her life's work to helping those in need with a particular focus on women and children. she's the co-founder and member of the community outreach to prevent eating disorders, medical supervisor for victims of assault, medical supervisor for the rape crisis county and board and coalition member for healthy start. she also serves as the chair of daytona state college women's advocacy board. she practices at halifax ob-gyn associate in daytona beach, florida an
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
into america. they saw a great opportunity through mexico. the overland route took them by monterey. here we are with all breaking loose and everybody is scared. you have a lot of people who are totally innocent and looking for safe haven and they are worried about others because we are arming the other side. the mexican army and police are dying every day to keep the drugs from coming and the bad guys come over here and get somebody to go buy some assault weapons because we did not institute the assault weapons ban. . . the real reason this anti- immigrant sentiment -- look at the numbers -- white male factory workers without a college degree got killed in the last decade. manson -- manon -- men in terms of wages killed even worse than women did. the economic downturn was basically on white male high- school graduates and women high school graphics with a couple of years of college that just got hit in the economy. but they will get more jobs with the economy grow. their taxes were be lower. the changes we will have to make will be slightly less draconian if you have more people co
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 2:30pm EDT
doesn't. i had a question about post- racial america -- obviously we're not even there. we have not heard the word until barack obama made his run for the presidency and then we heard about it. post-racial, which assumes that we do not need to talk about race because we are past that, it assumes that we can get past it without going through it, and it assumes that if you do not want to talk about race, there's something negative about race. if you thought it was a good thing, you would want to talk about it. and we need to talk about it. we can come up with stacks of examples where there are still these holes in our social fabric, where bad things happen, where insults' are still there. and i would not lay it all at wal-mart's door anymore at the door of the bus driver who took off from black passengers, at any other examples you can come up with. what i have discovered -- the last time i was in this room was because of the speech. i thought that i needed to be there and not just watch it. i got on the train and ran and two minutes before the beginning of the speech. it was an amazi
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 8:30pm EDT
used? that was the feeling that i had about the problem today. it is not america. it is an american. that is all that i have to say. thank you. [applause] >> i guess but we could take some questions if you like. >> man asked if either counsel wants to say something? >> -- may i ask either counsel wants to say something? >> good idea. do you want to chime in? >> i agree with the decision of the court. the thing that i found disturbing as an advocate was something that some of you alluded to which was the leaders of other issues that were there. -- the leaders of other issues that were there. -- of the layers -- of the layers the late -- the layers of other issues that were there. i was also grappling with this area. i eat due to see the tension in the doctrine, which is the enormously -- i do see the tension in the doctrine. this applies to matters. the evolution has different strands going different ways did you do have this very strong doctrine and did you have this concern for the politically marginal and disenfranchised alien. i really like your point about public health. it puts
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
preventing another terrorism attack on america. we have learned from this tragedy by continuing to implement and refined the security standards and procedures developed since 1995. in fact, the dh announced new security standards for all federal buildings and our federal protective service announced the brought employment of a new rest of -- risk assessment tool to help inspectors keep more than 9000 facilities secure. we will continue to work day and night and we will continue to constantly ask ourselves if we are doing everything we can to prevent another terrorist attack but making prepared as part of our culture will ultimately draw on the innovation and civic spirit of the american people and our nation has never lacked for that. we cannot put a glass dome over our country. we cannot guarantee there will not be another attack. nobody can. we are a strong and resilient country. we can resolve that even a successful attack will not defeat our way of life. we can resolve that the oklahoma standard become the national standard. [applause] fac we can target our resources against em
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
america's attention to the fact that it was not living out the reality of its promise. not just to african-americans, but to all americans. dorothy height showed extraordinary courage and conviction in the face of bigotry and discrimination and like so many in this body who faced bigotry and discrimination, they did not allow that to poison their soul. they did not allow that to diminish their relationship even with those who they saw as oppressors. to that extent, the above the conduct directed at them, to change that conduct by love and positive encombagement. dorothy height is a perfect example -- engagement. dorothy height is a perfect example. young and old participating in this society which unfortunately too often we see today falls into anger and competition rather than civility and discussion. i'm wore owed about the anger that i see in -- i'm worried about the anger that i see in society today. in some respects not justified at the level that we find it. yes, there's room for disagreement. but dorothy height shows us that notwithstanding the fact that there may be disagre
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 10:00am EDT
america's lowest performing schools back on track. i will turn to my very capable partner in this perhapfor his og statement. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you for your diligent work in moving this along on fixing "no child left behind." it is an old version and i'm sure we will have a new version here before long. we for to created thea diverse witness list and i look for to learning more from each of you this afternoon. the knowledge of practice to bring to the table will help us as we move forward to develop legislation that builds upon what we have learned from "no child left behind" and fixes what has not been working. two issues i will focus on as we read author is a -- we authorize this. first, the man didn't turn around models could have on a roll and frontier schools and school districts. the second is the research base used to determine whether these models have proven to be effective at turning around a performing schools. roll and frontier schools and school districts are unique and often need unique solutions to their unique problems. to illustrate the size of
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2010 10:00am EDT
, apostolic church of america. the chaplain: almighty god, we seek your grace and wisdom in our lives and in our leaders that they may serve your people with truth and justice. remember your faithful servants, the armenian people, who have lived with the memory of the genocide of 1 1/2 million of their nation. we pray that such barbariety may never inflict upon any of your creatures. we give thanks for the blessings that you have bestowed upon the remnants of the armenian people who were given new life in the united states of america. we thank you for helping us from the depths of despair into this land of liberty. bless america, the country of greatness and goodness. renew the values of our american heritage so that america will remain the country of truth, freedom, justice and peace. we stand before you and ask this in your name and for your glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
america and around the world to ensure that we do not make misguided decisions. finally, we will invest heavily in quality in the u.s. through the establishment of an incentive for quality excellence -- the introduction of a new position. the product's safety executive and the sharing of more responsibility within the company for product quality decisions, including recalls. even more importantly, i will ensure the members of the management team actually drive the cars and that they check for themselves where the problem lies, as well as its severity. i myself am a trained test driver de as a professional. i am able to check the problem in a car and understand how severe the safety concern is in a car. i drove the vehicle in the accelerator pedal recall as well as the prius, comparing the vehicles before and after the remedy. i believe that only by examining the problems on site can we make decisions from the customer perspective. one cannot rely on reports or data in the meeting room. through the measures i have just discussed, and with whatever results we obtained from the investigati
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2010 8:00pm EDT
latest gift to america. president obama met with leaders from around the world today at the white house to talk about nuclear security. the white house announced the ukraine will get rid of stockpiles of enriched uranium. we will get an update on the nuclear weapons summit next. a panel examines this state of new media, a social networking, and grass-roots communications in iran. a group of former u.s. ambassadors discussed the prospects for peace in the middle east. >> all this month, see the winner of c-span's student documentary competition. watch the top winning videos every morning at 6:50 a.m. eastern before "washington journal." during the 830 a.m. program, meet the winner is. >> the white house announced ukraine will get rid of its nuclear material by 2012. robert gibbs spoke with reporters about the ukraine agreement and other nuclear issues. he is joined by counter- terrorism advisor john brennan. here is a portion of that meeting. >> good afternoon. before we hear from john brennan, i want to start with that announcement. ukraine announced a landmark decision to get rid
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 12:30pm EDT
the ambitious effort to rebound america, he was only partly successful. let me speak first of his success, then speak more about two areas where he did not succeed. the reagan administration but only precipitated the fall of the soviet union, but combined with the enormous american economic boom that began in 1983, the collapse of communism discredited socialism everywhere. even after the financial down recently, the left in america and around the world has no alternative theory. at most, we have heard populist grumblings of one kind or another. calls for smarter regulation. no hints that the only socialism can save us. if anything, even liberal politicians like president obama seem to recognize that only capitalism, however heavily taxed and regulated, can possibly pay for the welfare state. the financial meltdown has not even made american politics more liberal beyond its immediate effects on the election. mr. obama was actually hoping it would trigger an fdr effect, persuading americans to turn to bigger government for more security. but as the tea parties, gubernatorial electi
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 9:30pm EDT
put massive new attention at the youngest levels of education in america today. it is back to this question -- all the studies that have ever been done -- if you cannot read by the age of 10, you have a 10 or 15 times greater chance of ending up in jail. i think we really have to recognize that we have to start at the beginning. we also have to acknowledge there are some things our society has done better than we might suspect. community colleges are something no society ever had. we need them for a variety of reasons. one is for catch up. one is for cost. another is for organizing education built into a work environment. at the higher academic levels, i just hope that people recognize that the most fun disciplines are the ones you can keep up forever. it seems to me english is a great major. but if you go to universities around the country the largest major is increasingly business administration, which has relevance. i do not deny that. at your more elite institutions, the biggest major is the department of economics. everyone is looking in a kind of direction that seems to be ti
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Apr 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. kaptur: madam speaker, this past saturday, one of america's longest and strongest ally, the republic of poland, suffered a horrendous loss. a plane carrying 97 passengers crashed in russia, including polish president, the first lady , a man who led a government in compile during the communist era, the deputy speaker of poland's parliament, the head of the national security bureau, the deputy minister of foreign affairs, the army chief of staff, along with the president of poland's national bank, and a host of other public service -- servants, including an activist who started a strike that led to the formation of solidarity. all modern leaders of the polish nation, they were mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, proud all, now logs to -- to this -- lost to this life but not to history. yet again, the forest embraces the collective tragedy of poland's precious leaders. the doomed plane was flying to russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre, when more than 22,000 polish officers and leaders were murdered at the hands of josef stalin a
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Apr 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
stay with us as we meet the current challenges for equality in america. for more than 50 years, the civil rights division has been charged with protecting americans against discrimination throughout our society. the vision is our nation's -- the division is our nation's moral compass. it is the unfinished business of the nation and there is much work to be done. whether in employment, education, housing, voting, personal liberties, the civil rights division must take action and not stay on the sidelines against those who violate our law. they have a proud tradition of fighting to enforce anti- discriminationç laws in the ars of voting rights, civil rights, housing, elections, and he crimes. during the last administration, the division had an alarming lack of civil rights enforcement and a multitude of politicization. so much that their own offices began independent investigations of the political appointees at the department of justice. more evidence of corruption and lack of enforcement came to the surface. between 2001 and 2006, they failed to file any cases on çbehalf of erro
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Apr 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
recent america and the courts programs at our website. just click on america and the courts under the spencer riesling. join us next week for "america and the courts." saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. eastern on >> i think that there is a huge lack of knowledge about how this town works. >> when you're doing the actual research work, you just have to do that yourself. bucs this weekend, richard norton smith and douglas brinkley will talk about their work, their books and their profession. we will get their first appearance on our network. >> you are watching c-span, created for you as a public service by america's cable companies. up next, a look at black leadership priorities and public policy issues. first lady michelle obama host women at the white house for the annual take our daughters and sons to work day. after that, a discussion of the appointment process for supreme court nominees. >> coming up next on c-span, a look at leadership priorities in public policies. we will hear from radio talk show host tom joyner among others. this last about 1.5 hours. >> we are very happy to host
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Apr 30, 2010 10:00am EDT
records, or other private information. we want to maximize america's prosperity. our failure to act is perpetuating a broken system that discourages the world's best and brightest to come here and contribute to our economy. we will attract the world's best and brightest to america because our framework will award a green card to immigrants to get a ph.d. or master's degree in science and technology, engineering, or math from american university. finally, the american people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. our framework says, if you've been working hard, kept your nose clean and be productive, you'll be able to get right with the law if you come forward, register with the government come to admit you are here illegally, pay the taxes you owe, and pass background checks bridge are framework creates a way to let people live upright lives after paying the penalties for illegal action. in conclusion, immigration reform is a morally complex and politically explosive challenge. there is no more important and difficult task than defining the america
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Apr 11, 2010 10:30am EDT
ago. every program since 1987. the video library, cable's latest gift to america. >> first lady michelle obama talked to c-span and a group of students at the white house on wednesday about one of her signature initiatives, fighting childhood obesity in america. included in the conversation, matthew shim ra from hawaii whose film won the middle school first prize. other student cam film makers who focused on the topic joined the discussion by phone. 21st century. >> good morning on this beautiful spring day and welcome to the white house. we're very pleased to be here at the white house for a dialogue on childhood obesity and childhood health with the first lady michelle obama. we're very pleased for this program, which is live this morning, to have students from all around the washington, d.c. area and students watching all across the country, some of them calling in with questions on our discussion on childhood obesity. we'll be here for 45 minutes, and we hope to learn more about this topic and why it's so important to young people's health and how to stay healthy, and alts w
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Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
from the upcoming elections. equally important are the obama administration's plans for america's military. if the obama domestic agenda is implemented, discretionary funds available will shrink to a level at which maintaining the dominant military we have become accustomed to will almost certainly be a thing of the past. bruce joins us now from jacksonville, fla. caller: it never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are, the financial crisis we went into was caused byt congress causedhey passed the laws -- was caused by congress. they passed the laws, repealed the glass-steagall act. we just found out that the sec was sitting on their rear ends watching porn all everything was going to -- whatever. we have all these agencies and we're still in this mess. i don't really know why we will create another agency to sit around and take our tax money and not enforce the laws on the books. host: thanks for the call. here is a comment on twitter, saying maybe a good question should be do americans believe in regulation? since there already is regulation, maybe we should ask do you belie
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Apr 7, 2010 10:00am EDT
-span, created for you as a public service by america's cable companies. next, a conference on the future of innovation resources. at 11:00 eastern, first lady michelle obama sets down with c- span studentcam winner in honolulu. falling back, two former administrators of the national highway tracy -- national highway safety administration discusses safety standards. last month, the economist magazine held a conference on the future of innovation. scholars talk about how it bought innovation can conserve resources. this is one hour. >> talking about the rights and challenges of the 21st century, all of which i will we may gloat -- we may go toward a global collapse. that is no longer possible. another thing new is global feelings on resources, resources such as energy, water, seafood, photosynthesis which are under pressure around the world. the third thing new under the sun is that it is now impossible to maintain inequality around the world in per-capita consumption rates. that is something i will talk about more. finally, new under the sun is that we at last have a time limit. al
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Apr 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
the pledge to our country. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman's time has expired rise? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, as i watched yesterday's senate investigation subcommittee hearing, it was not just the greedy, irresponsible and likely illegal actions of some of goldman sachs' more dubious employees that was at the center of the attention. in fact, the useless and dangerous financial instruments known as synthetic collateralized debt obligations shared the spotlight as well. one of goldman's hot shot young stars who sold these investments to goldman's clients te
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Apr 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
end of america as we know it, etc. we are going to be fine. i really think the greatest challenge to this country right now is what is happening to the media, that you get news rooms being slashed day in and day out. you get multinational corporations consolidating and looking at the bottom line every quarter instead of figuring out what the mission of the media is, and there is no doubt in my mind that the vibrancy of this democracy depends on a strong press corps keeping everybody, including members of the media, honest, so we salute members of the media as well, and let me turn it over to me di-- micah. >> i will leave the jokes to you. we want to thank you for having us here tonight, and as far as the media is concerned, the medium is changing quickly, and there are so many new voices and doubtless out there, and so many of them very shrill and irresponsible -- many new voices and outlets out there, and so many of them are very shrill and irresponsible, so we salute those who do their jobs responsibly, so we are going to be introducing the winners of the david lynch regional repo
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Apr 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
involved. the time for process over substance, which has guided much of america's approach is long past. i have a views on these matters. i will not share them with you today. i will only say the following. hope is very important. it can never be abandoned. not if you have children, and even if you do not. some things need to be seriously tested. i think some questions need to be looked at and answered. can a u.s. president substitutes his own sense of leadership perhaps for the absence of strong leadership that exist in the region? is a conflict-ending agreement between israelis and palestinians which deals with border security, refugees work? are the current israeli and palestinian leaders willing and able to pay the price for that agreement? there is a piece this morning in the l.a. times that raises the question that this administration may be less interested in changing the behavior of netanyahu in mortgages and in changing him. the question -- rather than in a changing him. can they get this right? that is an important question. there has never been an administration that has not
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Apr 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
. toyoda, i said three things. i said this is a very serious matter for your company in america. i want you to know the dot is taking it seriously. we are not going to sleep until every one of your cars is safe for americans to drive. i invited him to come to america. >> we never had a chance to talk, but you have been proactive in trying to get out in front of this. one of the concerns i have is that 70% of this sudden unintended acceleration we still do not have an answer for. in fact, according to all the documents from nhtsa and also from toyota only 16% of the sudden accelerations are really addressed with the format and the sticky accelerator, if you will. and the electronics seems to have to have some part of it. are we any further along? >> as i said in my testimony, we are going to do a complete review of the electronics. we will meet with the folks from southern illinois university, take a look at the results of what they have had to look at. we will look at what the toyota folks have done with the people they have hired. we are going to get into this. we're going to get into
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Apr 27, 2010 10:00am EDT
america and the government of colombia. to open up the market so that we could see jobs created for workers at caterpillar, john deere, whirlpool, other industries right here in the united states. 1,253 days since that measure has been signed. and in that same period of time , we have seen $2,700,000,000 tariffs imposed on products made by workers going to colombia. madam speaker, if we want to create good private sector jobs, we need to unleash the potential, reducing the constraints that have been imposed on u.s. workers. 211 years ago this month the author of the u.s. constitution became a member of congress, james madison. and representative madison on april 9 of 1789 stood in the house of representatives and said the following, he said, i own myself to be a friend of a free system of commerce and hold it as truth that commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic. madison went on to say, madam speaker, that this is more true than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature. now, is it -- as it comes to job creation and economic growth in 2010, it seems
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Apr 10, 2010 6:15pm EDT
1975. america and the courts airs at 7:05 eastern on c-span. tonight, first lady michelle obama meets with students at the white house to talk about preventing childhood obesity. she is joined by c-span student camp winter matthew shimura. the first lady talked about eating healthy and reading food labels as she answered stevens questions. see it tonight at 9 eastern on c-span. >> this week, a three judge panel from a federal appeals court unanimously decided that the federal communications commission does not have the authority to regulate high-speed internet. on this edition of "book t"the communicators" we will talk with several guests. we'll talk with the ranking member of the house energy and commerce committee that holds jurisdiction over telecommunications matters. representative barton, were you surprised by this decision? >> no, i was not surprised. i am very pleased by it. i think the court did exactly what the law says. the sec does not have the authority under current law to regulate the internet. >> does that move the issue of net neutrality back to congress? >> if it nee
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Apr 30, 2010 1:00pm EDT
immigration is heard in black america more than any other thing. thank god for you. you are doing a wonderful job and i hope the rest of the nation mirrors what you are doing in arizona. guest: i thank you. and that is the voice of america. in arizona, 3-321 for the law. in the rest of -- 3-1 for the law. and the rest of america, 2-1 for the law. host: next telephone call, buffalo, this is phillip, good morning. caller: can you hear me? host: yes. caller: this country is in dire straits. thank you for much of the work you are doing, but until november rolls around and then 2012, we have got to get different people in office. we cannot have people who are holding power -- not just obama, but everybody that is in theire. i cannot understand where the democrats are because they are driving our country into socialism just like they are in europe and we will go down the same tubes. they believe that and that is exactly what they are doing. immigration, they want this course. and i believe this immigration deal throughout the country now is going to be the trigger for mr. obama to declare martial l
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Apr 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
lasting changes in america. today i believe that ben hooks should be remembered as one of the founding fathers of the new america. he had the capacity, he had the ability to bring the dirt under the rug into the open light in order for us to deal with it. ben helped liberate not just people but a nation. there are people who come along from time to time to talk commissions and mandates. some of them are like a firecracker and pop off. others are like a pilot light that just keep burning. ben was like a pilot light. they could send others to the front line, but they always played it safe. ben hooks never played it safe. he was not a broadway show. with his booming voice, his fierce intellect, his commitment to justice, he had the power to move an audience and inspire people to action. he was a warrior, a fighter to the end. he was a man of great persistence and determination. this man that i got to know, ben hooks, i saw him in those board meetings saying listen, this is what we should do. he was a kindred spirit. when the nation called him, he was there. when the problems of our societ
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Apr 21, 2010 8:00pm EDT
these extraordinary landscapes. this is what burns talked about with it being america's best idea that we would set these places aside. historically, was really interesting about it was that as the country was forming, we really did not have the cathedrals of europe, but we had places like the grand canyon and the giant redwoods. we chose to stand as up. today they still attract 40 million international visitors a year to this country. we get about 289 million visitors a year from all of around the world. host: i wonder what are the more frequently expressed his and or concerns you hear from the public. -- frequently expressed criticisms or concerns you hear from the public. guest: visitors come up repeatedly. what i worked at a national park which is only an hour and a half to two hours from downtown seattle, i would run into people on the trail and it would be the 50th visit that summer. their comments can be extraordinarily specific. there are like, "there is a sign up on this trail that is a little bit deteriorated. can you fix that?" we love that, because that kind of input h
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